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Expressing themselves

Nursing-moms bill appears on smooth path in Salem.

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Diane Garrett's three years of hard work as an unpaid legislative lobbyist for breastfeeding mothers is finally starting to pay off. Garrett represented the Nursing Mother's Council of Oregon when th ...   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Pyeongtaek

This 40-minute documentary from Portlander and first-time filmmaker Miae Kim tells the story of South Korean farmers struggling against the expansion of a U.S. military base. The farmers, many of them elderly, held candlelight vigils for over 900 consecut...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Raed Jarrar

This speaker at the downtown antiwar rally this Sunday knows more than most about Iraq. He lived there, so listen up.

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Like everyone you know, Raed Jarrar has an opinion on Iraq. Unlike most everyone else, he grew up there. Jarrar—an outspoken antiwar activist who will address the antiwar rally in Portland on ...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Raed Jarrar

Like everyone else you know, Raed Jarrar has an opinion on Iraq. Unlike everyone else, he grew up there. Jarrar, 29, was born in Baghdad to a Sunni father and Shiite mother. He's an avid blogger and outspoken anti-war activist, and he'll be in Portland this weekend to speak at the anti-war rall...   More
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart has friends in Portland. The activist and now-disbarred attorney is well-known in Stumptown's lefty circles for her 30-year career representing unpopular, often controversial clients and, most recently, for being on trial herself.

Stewart, 67, was sentenced in October to 2...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Changing Horses

How 9/11 skeptic Mary Starrett caused a mini-uproar at Laughing Horse Books because she's also against abortion and gay marriage.

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The largely left-leaning 9/11 Truth Alliance's invitation for right-tilting Mary Starrett to speak Feb. 28 at its weekly meeting ended up raising big problems at the group's usual meeting space. Laug ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Mary Starrett on Sept. 11, 2001

What do last year's Constitutional Party gubernatorial candidate Mary Starrett and the largely left-wing 9/11 Truth Alliance have in common? A surprising amount, actually.

Starrett, 52, is the first to admit that she is full of contradictions. She's an anti-war, pro-life Christ...   More
Friday, March 2, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Wheels of Justice

State penalties for drunken bicyling are the same as for drunken driving, but local arrest rates aren't.

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Dawn Slawta's vehicle smashed into Mark Grover's 1994 Ford Ranger pickup just after midnight Feb. 8 on Northeast Skidmore Street.Grover, 44, didn't sustain major injuries and was released from Multnom ...   More
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Julie Sabatier

House Divided

Legislature wrestles with evictions in rehab group homes.

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Michael Morgester says he got sober in 1994 and credits his nine years in nine different Oxford House group homes in Portland as key to his recovery.Now program manager for the rehab group Oregon Reco ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Anuradha Mittal

Anuradha Mittal is not just a picky eater. She is an outspoken critic of genetically engineered (GE) foods and the corporations that support them.

Draped in a saffron-colored scarf, Mittal made an appearance Saturday night at Portland's First Unitarian Church to give a talk sponsored by...   More
Monday, February 12, 2007 by Julie Sabatier
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